When Hemingways restaurant closed in 2016, a collective sigh was heard from those who frequented the popular venue. It felt like yet another familiar property on the beach was being taken away, reducing the already small number of similarly loved hangouts by one.
Beyond trying to get our beach bodies ready for the summer, this is the time of year when fitness seems to be a priority. Gala season is on its way, followed swiftly by Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
After weeks of preparation and cooking trials, the Cayman Culinary Team headed to Miami for the Caribbean National Culinary Team Competition from June 2-6. They were ready to do battle against the best from the rest of the Caribbean, and when all was done, they came up trumps. The team brought home five gold and two silver medals, highlighted by Melissa Logan of The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman winning the coveted title of Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year.
After much anticipation, YARA Global Steakhouse has opened its doors and is already making a mark on Cayman’s culinary map. Attached to the new Margaritaville Beach Resort, YARA is the latest dining attraction on the Seven Mile strip.
Local fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) will no doubt remember when Dirty Vegas came to these shores last year. They rocked The Warehouse at the Strand, followed by a sold-out boat party the next day.
Anyone who’s a fan of Trevor Noah at the helm of “The Daily Show” will be thrilled to see he’ll be within throwing distance in West Palm this month, and is it me, or does it seem that Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are in South Florida every week of the year?
Can you stand it? Look at what’s hitting the box office in the next month! “Pirates of the Caribbean” is back this Friday with a very upset Javier Bardem at the helm, followed soon afterward by Gal Gadot as the ultimate female hero in “Wonder Woman.”
The Cayman Arts Festival is once again presenting world-class performances on a local stage. Pianist extraordinaire Glen Inanga will be playing in the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort Ballroom on Thursday to the delight of music fans. Expect an evening of entertainment and enlightenment, starting with an hour of open bar and canapés.
It seems that Cayman Airways’ decision to fly direct to Roatan rather than just La Ceiba has been a winning one. Already many residents of Cayman have taken advantage of this new, easy access and have flown to the largest of the Bay Islands to see what all the fuss is about.
This month’s offering from the U.K.’s National Theatre Live is the critically acclaimed comedy from Tom Stoppard, “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.” For one night only – May 20 – theater fans can head to Regal Cinemas in Camana Bay to watch the live recording of the new production.
Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday as it is sometimes known, falls on Sunday, May 14. Unlike Father’s Day (June 18, 2017), Mother’s Day is celebrated on a different date in the U.K. It is always on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which was March 26 this year.
When you feel West Bay Road throbbing to the rhythm of dancing feet and music, you will know that Batabano is back. Batabano Carnival brings a riot of color to Cayman as costumed performers make their way down the streets, entertaining passersby and those lining the route waiting for the parade.